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Hayling Island Horticultural Society Newsletter.
Daffodils For Spring Show.
Peter Maunder Garden Competition.
HFHS Allotment Competition.
Invitation By Bowls Club.
HIHS Newsletter Editor.
Website News Editor.
Hayling Lions Appeal.
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Spring 2018 Newsletter


Link to Spring 2018 Newsletter in pdf form.

Daffodils For Spring Show

Show daffodils
To all those growing daffodils for exhibiting
in the HIHS Spring show on Saturday 24th March 2018
Peter Rogers offers the following advice:

The main "housing" of pots continues throughout this month.
The greenhouse must be unheated for an even development.

Start moving any late season varieties you want to flower
for our show at the start of February.

The mid-season varieties can be brought in
around the middle of February.

Early varieties can be left outside until buds start to form
but are usually housed by the end of February/ early March.

A solid state feed of either Vitax Q4 (high potash, powder form)
or sulphate of potash is given to all pots
and ground grown around the middle of February.
Do not feed with anything high in nitrogen,
as this will destroy the bulbs. one teaspoon to a pot,
lightly watered in or 2oz per square yard,
lightly worked into the soil if possible.

Keep all pots evenly moist at all times
especially ones that have been housed.

Continue being vigilant for pest/disease/virus problems.
RHS advice and guidance yellow stripe virus.

Keep any ground planted bulbs free from weeds as necessary.

Make sure outdoor beds are weed free before feeding.

I hope this is useful to everyone, Kind regards, Peter.

Link to Show Guide: Daffodil Classes

Peter Maunder Garden Competition

The Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies
organise an annual garden competition, open to HIHS members.

Entries are judged on the use of ground,
suitability of planting, maintenance and effect.

Download the Entry form which must be submitted by 31st May.
Download a copy of the Rules.

The judging takes place in late July.
The Veolia Trophy will be awarded at the HFHS AGM.
Prize monies are: 1st Prize £30, 2nd Prize £20, 3rd Prize £10.

Allotment Competition

The Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies
organise an annual allotment competition, open to HIHS members.

Entries will be assessed by Federation Judges in two Sections:
Plots of less than 10 rods and Plots of 10 rods and over.
10 rods are equal to 250 sq m or 300 sq yds.
The judging criteria, is based on the recommendations
listed in the RHS Show Handbook 8th edition Revised 2016.

Challenge Cups will be awarded to the winners of each section
and presented at the Federation AGM in February.

Prize monies are:
Section 1. 1st £20, 2nd £15 and 3rd £10;
Section 2: 1st £30, 2nd £20 and 3rd £15.
Diplomas will be awarded, from the combined results of both Sections:
top 7% - Diploma of Special Merit, next 15% - Diploma of Merit.

Download the combined Rules and Entry form,
which must be submitted by 21st May.

Any queries telephone 01256 364378 or email: iaincrawford1@aol.com.

Invitation By Bowls Club

The Hayling Island Bowls Club which is located to the rear
of the Hayling Island Community Centre and
operates from 1st April to 30th September
are activly seeking new members.

They hold informal "Have a Go" sessions and invite HIHS members
to come along one Tuesday evening during the season
to a dedicated session to see is bowls might suit them as a sport.
and give information on the club and its members.

Would any interested members please contact our Chairman Bill
to enable assesment of numbers to arrange acordingly.
Website feedback form for Chairman Bill Biggs

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Hayling Lions Appeal

98 Elm Grove

Hayling Lions have made an appeal for volunteers
to help out for just 3 hours each week
in the island charity shop at 98 Elm Grove.

Call in to the shop or telephone 02392 464611.

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2018 HIHS Holiday
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Members Newsletter
Spring edition.

2018 Outings Programme
View the schedule
Tickets still available.

Trading Centre
Manager's Latest Update
Open Wednesday and Sunday mornings.
Summer flowering bulbs in.
Seed Potatoes, Shallots and
Onion sets arrived.
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Bowls Club Invitation
To HIHS Members.

Best Garden
2018 Competition.

Best Allotment
2018 Competition.